Reading: Psalm 72: 18-19
Our short passage for today so well sums up the spirit of this time of year. “Praise be to the Lord our God, who alone does marvelous deeds”. In the bringing forth of the baby Jesus, God indeed did a wonderful thing. But the list is much longer than this. Take a moment or two and make a little mental list of the marvelous deeds that God has blessed you with in your life. Praise be to the Lord our God indeed!
The passage ends with, “May the whole earth be filled with his glory”. When we praise God for all of the marvelous deeds and wonderful blessings in our lives, we bring God alone the glory. It is through us that glory is brought to God. We can bring God glory in many ways. It can be in our private prayer time. It can be by singing a song or hymn that offers thanks to God or brings glory to God for the marvelous deeds that he has done. It can be in the ways we speak to others and in the way we treat them that we bring glory to God.
This day, may we be cognizant of and thankful for all of the marvelous deeds of God. And may our joyous and grateful response bring God the glory! Amen and amen.